‘Overstretched and under-resourced’: the corporate neglect of port welfare services for seafarers

Sampson, Helen, Turgo, Nelson, Cadge, Wendy, Gilliat-Ray, Sophie and Smith, Graeme (2022) ‘Overstretched and under-resourced’: the corporate neglect of port welfare services for seafarers. Maritime Policy and Management. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0308-8839

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In the context of the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, this paper draws on new qualitative data collected from seafarers’ welfare centres, charities involved in seafarers’ welfare service provision, seafarers, port chaplains and seafarers’ centre volunteers. It examines the kinds of port-based welfare services currently provided to seafarers, and whether these meet seafarers’ expectations/needs. It provides new data on the perspectives of chaplains and stakeholder organisations in relation to the provision of seafarers’ services and starkly reveals the contemporary funding challenges experienced by these individuals/groups. The paper critically appraises the current reliance by ports, shipping companies, and government entities on the provision of free welfare services for seafarers. It concludes that Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, guidance relating to the funding of seafarers’ welfare services requires strengthening and that the funding of seafarers’ welfare services in ports across the world requires remedial action.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Ocean Engineering, Transportation, Geography, Planning and Development, Maritime labour convention, seafarers’ centres, port welfare, maritime charities, port chaplains, cargo sector
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 13:04
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 13:04
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6329

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